Reviews posted to Yelp
I have been going to Isabelle for over 20 years and she is absolutely the best, most professional esthetician I have ever had. When she says that she really cares about your skin, she means it.
(show more)Her facials on average are around 90 minutes long and include cleaning, extracting, massage, and mask. I always walk out of her salon feeling relaxed, refreshed and pampered. It is a gift I have given to myself quarterly (with intermittent waxing in between) for many many years and my skin definitely shows it. I would go to no other. She is the best!”
Susan W. from Oakland
Searching for a little pampering and skincare, I found Isabelle Gerard's studio on a search … so happy I did. As soon as I got there I was so pleased with the environment, her professional friendliness and the studio itself, I began thinking right away who could I buy a gift certificate for in my life. I was so excited I wanted my loved ones to experience it too!
(show more)I am 5 mos. pregnant and she took every possible measure to make sure I was comfortable. She is incredibly knowledgeable and I felt right away that I could trust every word she said.
She was incredibly thorough. She even sent me home with a sample for my husband's skin after we discussed him briefly.
I also have to mention that her studio is so pristine and immaculately arranged; she has the top-of-the-line products, the kind that are good and not just packaged well.
If she hadn't told me that my skin is in good shape and doesn't really require facials (which is also such a respectable way to run your business, not up-selling or over-selling), I would go back as soon as possible!”
Ali L. from Oakland
I found this gem of a skin care studio a few years ago, noting the consistently positive Yelp reviews. Let me add my praise as well, and recommend Isabelle Gerard for facials and waxing.
(show more)She is warm and professional. While one may not enjoy extractions during a facial, Isabelle does this efficiently and skillfully … every one else seems clumsy by contrast. She has retrained my eyebrows into a good natural shape. Her studio is accessible by the AC local line l8 bus if taking public transportation, with ample street parking in the vicinity.”
Alexis H. from Oakland
I have been a client of Isabelle Gerard’s for about 20 years. Her salon is spotless and Isabelle is efficient, cheerful, informative and a delight. Her skin products are excellent and reasonable in price.
(show more)I highly recommend Isabelle for any and all your skin care needs.”
Suzy L. from Oakland
I have been going to Isabelle for waxing and facials for more than 15 years, and in all that time, every encounter has been pleasant and comfortable, and I have been super-satisfied with the results. Isabelle observes and educates, professionally and gently, as she works on your skin.
(show more)Isabelle is well trained (in France), very skilled, and has great experience working with all types of skin and skin problems. Her salon is clean, classy (soft music and fresh flowers), and all the equipment and surfaces that I have seen in the salon are extremely clean and modern. She does sell skin care products but she never pushes them. I trust her completely, and I always leave her salon feeling uplifted from her cheerful company and her excellent service.”
Judith M. from Walnut Creek
I’ve been waxing my legs for 20 years now so I've experienced more waxers than I would ever wish upon anyone and Ms. Isabelle is by far the most meticulous, efficient and reliable one I’ve ever had. I've been going to her for a couple years now and only go to someone else when she can't meet my last-minute emergency requests.
(show more)Her office in Montclair is very clean, pleasant, and she actually plays surprisingly good music. I suppose she makes the experience as pleasant as is possible and her price is very reasonable — maybe because she works for herself and doesn't have other staff or a lot of overhead. A part of me doesn't want to let the secret out as it may make those last-minute appointment requests less likely, but she does good work so it's only fair to spread the word.”
Adrienne F. from Berkeley
I've been going to to Isabelle Gerard for many years now and decided I should share her with the rest of the world! I go to see her for waxing primarily although I also love her face and skin products and ONLY use those that I buy from her. I trust her so much, I sent my daughter to her as well for her skin issues.
(show more)I've unfortunately had to go to other people for waxing on occasion when I've forgotten to get an appointment before leaving for a beach vacation. It's always a disaster and I'm much better now about making sure I get in to see her before I leave. She's very thorough, fast, kind and does her work in a clean and lovely setting in Montclair. My eyebrows are NEVER overdone, but look perfect. She's very good with bikini and thigh waxing and I can stay distracted by chatting with Isabelle while she's working. She's French and I love her dry sense of humor. I'm glad she's younger than me, as I expect to be going to her for many, many more years!”
Jeri M. from Oakland